Gun Control Essay

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Gun Control Gun control will not decrease violent crimes. With more gun control laws, it doesn’t necessarily mean that any of these statistics will change. The 2nd amendment states that we as American citizens have the right to bear arms to protect ourselves. The article “Gun Control Debate: Political Opportunists Swarm In,” by John R. Lott Jr., published in the New York Times, is a debate between politicians debating whether or not the attack, that left U.S. Rep. Gabriell Giffords wounded and six others dead, is related to politics. Many people were blamed for the horrible attack. In the New York Times, a columnist wrote that Gifford was attacked because she was a Democrat. There were also those who believed that the attack happened because of the lack of gun control laws. Lott (2011) states that this claim is absurd. “Arizona has the same Brady Act background checks for purchasing guns as the rest of the country (Lott, 2011, para. 7).” The article “Gun Control Debate: Why Do We Make Gun Violence So Easy?” by Colin Goddard, published in the New York Times, is about a victim who was traumatized by the Virginia Tech shooting of April 16, 2007. He has had many mixed emotions from seeing different tragedies, such as the mass shooting in Binghamton, N.Y., and the Gifford shooting, on television. Seeing the two tragedies has caused flashbacks causing him relive his own tragedy. What was upsetting to him was the fact that the victims and their families had to go through the same devastating events he and his family had to go through. Goddard has been to gun shows and believes that our country makes it too easy for people to get guns. Lott (2011) states, “Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, and Senator Frank Lautenberg said that the attack proved the need for more gun regulations” (Lott, 2011, para. 4). I agree with the statement to a certain extent. I

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